Saturday, February 27, 2016

Why I Travel

When I was four years old, my grandmother would sometimes take me to downtown Davao whenever she had errands. Since it's uneconomical to take the cab, we rode a jeep. While on our way, she would always remind me not to stick my head and hands outside. Knowing me, I'd defy grandma's rules and do the opposite. I loved how the wind caressed my face - the feeling of being free. She got mad because I might fall or hit the opposite bound traffic. Nonetheless, I'd always treasure the time whenever we go out of our house and visit new places.

That being said, we always long for a journey. It doesn't really matter whether it would be just a short trip to a nearby town or a flight to the last frontiers of our Earth. That includes taking risks along the way.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Jo's Milagrina Chicken Inato

The residents of Tacloban City will never forget how Yolanda took everything from them - their properties, livelihood, and their loved ones. Two years have passed and the city is still on its road to recovery. They have shown to the world their resiliency and sheer determination to start literally from scratch.

Nonetheless, people who were once victims have learned to reshape the landscape of their beloved hometown. Today, more and more establishments have sprouted like mushrooms to answer the growing demands of the residents.